Who ever coined the phrase "never
judge a book by its cover" must have had a premonition about
20-year old singer/songwriter/rapper/producer T-Pain when they thought
it up. At a time when image is considered just as important as vocal
capability, T-Pain is introducing music fans to a new sound as well
as a brand new look for R&B singers. T-Pain is unique.
Born Faheem Najm in Tallahassee, Florida to a pair of entrepreneur
parents, T-Pain learned how to do things for himself as a youngster.
At the tender age of ten he turned his bedroom into a mini sonic
sanctuary with a keyboard, beat machine and four-track recorder.
That same day he made a beat, rapped over it and he's been doing
it ever since.
His first foray into music industry was a productive one. He was
one-fifth of the rambunctious rap outfit Nappy Headz who enjoyed
moderate success in the early 2000's with regional anthems "Robbery"
and "F.L.A." Being that he is the middle of five children,
he had no problem sharing the spotlight. But after the group's flame
burned out he dreamed of pushing the envelope and earlier this year